Corner Darling Street East and West Street‚ Woodend

The former Haley’s Bakery, built in 1875, is now home to one of Ipswich premier dining experiences, the Bakehouse Steakhouse restaurant.

Owners Nick, Alastair and Chris Stevenson gave the site a completely transformative contemporary make-over while keeping its heritage bones intact. The original oven can still be seen in the restaurant. The result is a modern yet character-filled restaurant and bar with private dining room and a large outdoor area at the back, perfect for kicking back on sunny afternoons with a mojito.

The family has a background in the meat industry, running Gillies Small Goods at Redcliffe and Collins Wholesale Meats at Lowood, and the emphasis here is one steak. Chef Josh Lawson and his team handle the different steak cuts with expert care, serving them with fries and a green salad, with a variety of sides available.

The bar is well stocked and cocktails are also a specialty. Watch the Facebook page for upcoming events and special nights like T-Bone Tuesday and Wagyu Wednesday which have proven a great hit with Ipswich diners.

Bakehouse Steakhouse is open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday and for dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Bookings and walk-ins accepted.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Non Smoking
  • Private Dining Area
  • Suitable for Functions

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Recent Reviews


May 2020

This place has a lovely ambience

This place has a lovely ambience with nice chill music. The service was great. Steak cooked to perfection. The truffle mash is really yummy and the fries were as well. The salad was unusual as was... more »


Feb 2020

Steak and bake....

We’ve had a few meals here now and I haven’t been disappointed. The menu is simple but effective. If you want a very well cooked steak and perfect fries without waiting an hour, this is the place for... more »


Jan 2020

Lovely dinner

A wonderful night in a beautifully renovated Restaurant. The food was delicious albeit a little expensive but very worth it. The staff are lovely and friendly but still professional. more »


Jan 2020

What a trendy little surprise

What a trendy little surprise this was! Food amazing, unlimited fries, best salad I’ve ever had, service exceptional and cocktails looked amazing and also very popular more »


Jan 2020


Bakehouse steakhouse hits the right notes from start to finish. Cool vibes. Perfectly cooked steaks. Absolutely delicious dessert. Friendly service. more »